Neumann blast for Turnbull on Medicare Locals

BLAIR MP Shayne Neumann has blasted the Turnbull Government following revelations that the Liberal's broken promise on Medicare Locals has cost taxpayers nearly $57 million.

"During the 2013 election campaign the Liberals promised they wouldn't shut any Medicare Local," Mr Neumann said.

"Then just weeks after they were elected, they moved to shut all 61 Medicare locals, and replace them with 31 larger Primary Health Networks (PHNs).

"In Blair, the Liberals axed our excellent West Moreton-Oxley Medicare Local (WMOML) which had been improving health outcomes across Ipswich and the Somerset Region.

"The Liberals then awarded Ipswich's Primary Health Network contract to Darling Downs Health, ignoring the need for health services to be delivered by local organisations with proven track records like WMOML."



LEAVE NOW: Toogoolawah fire threatens properties

LEAVE NOW: Toogoolawah fire threatens properties

Police are diverting traffic in the area

Former Ipswich MP honoured for his work after politics

premium_icon Former Ipswich MP honoured for his work after politics

David Hamill has kept busy after he left politics

'We need to be convinced on waste-to-energy plant': Council

premium_icon 'We need to be convinced on waste-to-energy plant': Council

Greg Chemello lists the councils requirements for the project

Local Partners